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Larry Jury


Dream Team Camp

I noticed a trend years ago that I found quite disturbing. A growing number of kids were failing due to the lack of direction, discipline, and support systems. Too many of our kids were ill-prepared to compete in the global marketplace and make a positive impact in our communities. Many of them lacked the skills, behaviors and values that lead to success. The skills, behaviors, and values that lead to success in basketball are the same skills, behaviors, and values required to complete successfully in the global economy. Teaching kids the skills required to compete in basketball prepares them to win on and off the court.

I’m determined to teach our kids how to win!

Money often gets in the way of a kids ability to develop skills to be the best and compete against the best in basketball and in life. In basketball kids who have not developed the skills required to compete are often left out. This starts at the AAU/Select basketball level. I believe all kids should learn what it takes to be the best in sports and in life.

I rarely got to play on my varsity basketball team during my junior and senior years in high school. Consequently, I received no letters or interest from colleges and according to most I was incapable of making it at the next level. However, I did not let that define me. I had goals, places I wanted to go, and things I wanted to do. Fortunately, I learned how the values of preparation, persistence, and determination lead to success. I put in the work academically and athletically until eventually receiving a scholarship from George Fox University, a private Christian college in Newberg, Oregon. I became the first person in my family to go to college and the team’s leading scorer.

Former Portland Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey and Larry Jury